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- Leave a comment saying "What's up?!"
- I'll ask you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

I've been negligent in getting these done, but my excellent questions come from [profile] a_big_apple

1. What's your favorite place to go out to eat? (I like asking food questions, it seems, I've asked everyone at least one.)

You know, it’s silly and a chain, but I love Pei Wei. I could eat their Asian Chicken Chopped Salad every night for the rest of my life and be totally happy. And the pad thai with veggies and tofu? I’m a fan of tofu to begin with, but they must make it with crack or something because it’s SO GOOD. Also, I just tried this Moroccan place in the city off of South Street and it could quickly become a favorite. Many, many things were good about the meal I had, but the couscous was the best freaking couscous I’ve ever had.

2. What fandom, or aspect of fandom, are you most embarrassed to admit to non-fandom friends?

Porn. It’s got to be the porn. I’m pretty comfortable with all the fandoms I like, and the ones I know are ridiculous, I can cop to that fact. Some of my early fandoms were not only poorly done, but actively bad. It’s okay, I’m cool with that. I loved them all for various and quality was not always at the top of the list. But it’s kind of hard to own up to the porn. "Why yes, I do in fact write about two grown men—sometimes cartoon men—having sex. How have you been?" Though, to be fair, owning up to the non-porn variety is pretty tough, too. There are hundreds of pages of Gen Star Wars fic out there that make me a little shy.

3. Do you have to have things just the way you like them to fall asleep, or can you sleep anytime, anywhere?

If I’m in my own bed, my only requirement is that I have two pillows. E and I joke about this all the time because she only has one, and it’s like I’m mean and depriving her—two are mine, only one is yours. But other than that? If we had a sleep team for the Olympics, I would gold metal that shit every four years. I can drop off any time, any where, though I’m especially good on planes, in cars, pretty much any sort of moving vehicle.

4. Do you tend to remember dreams? If so, what's the strangest one you can recall?

I think I’m about 50% on remembering my dreams. Often I’ll wake up and think, oh, that was so strange, and then an hour later it’s gone from my brain. Some of them stick with me and some of them I can only remember that I had a strange dream, but not the details. As for the strangest, I don’t know about that, but I have recurring, stress induced dreams of post-apocalyptic worlds 3-5 times a year. They are almost always the result of nuclear war and sometimes, if I’m super lucky (ha) I get to see the mushroom clouds and the burning before jumping ahead to the horror of life afterward. On a lighter note, I have random, stupid fandom dreams all the time, ones where I wake up thinking, damnit, brain, why couldn’t Ed and Al have been doing something cool instead of drinking tea? Or, ‘Why was Ianto calling Owen "Dear" and by the wrong name in the second season episode Sleeper’

5. If you could have a portal in your home that would take you instantaneously somewhere else, but you could only set it for one location and never change that location, where would the portal lead?

OMG, this is such a good question. I went initially with my parent’s house, but you know, what do you do once they move, or aren’t around anymore. I don’t want a portal to some random stranger’s house. You know what? I’m going to go with the Covered Market in Oxford. Discount the creepiness—to me, anyway—of dead animals hanging outside butcher stalls, it orients me in the city and I can go on a food rampage whenever I want. Dying for a Melting Moment? Done. Sexy Brazilian(it’s a sandwich)? It’s a ten minute walk. Best hot chocolate on the planet? Look for the vendor carts just outside. McVities Digestive, plain chocolate of course? Head over to the Co-Op. Clearly, some of my most lasting memories of Oxford center around food.

5 1/2. Have you been writing lately? Maybe more Bitter 'verse? Or even playing about in Fellowes Mews 'verse? Or something else fantastic? I was just re-reading the Bitter stuff yesterday and remembering how much I love all of it.

Honest to god, whenever anyone even casually mentions having liked something I wrote, I go "EEEEE!" in my head. That being said, I haven’t been working much on any FMA stuff as I’ve been mostly concentrating on original fic and trying to get it into shape. I’ve found I work better on this piece when I’m not dividing my attention, so fandom has been on somewhat of a back burner. That doesn’t mean I won’t come back to it, just that, right now, the boys are chilling in their cool big house and everything is fine, nothing to report :) So, yes, I am writing, but nothing fandom-wise.

meme time!

Feb. 7th, 2010 11:04 pm
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i think this is a day late, but i don't care. i love this meme and when i saw it on [livejournal.com profile] anat_astarte's journal and i had to take it.

Today has been declared lurker amnesty day! Have you read me but never commented? Do you surf by occasionally? Here for the fic? Say hello! You are under no obligation to ever comment or delurk again, but here's a chance to do so in a post just for that.

Go ahead, drop me a line! I'd love to hear from you!
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Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] halfacork

Comment on this post and I'll tell you five subjects/things I associate with you. Then you post them in your lj and elaborate.

Joss oh, joss. i make fun of him for going back to fox after the debacle that was firefly, but the truth is, i'm the same way with him. i know he creates characters that i love and then kills them. i know terrible things happen to good people. i know he's going to make me care about people that i used to hate and i go blindly back ever time. it's because at the heart of it, i love the way he writes and directs and imagines. when he's on, he's on and his work connects in a blinding flash of light with me. i want to be able to keep my distance from what he creates, i want to have some perspective, but that never, ever happens. joss is a rockstar.

Obi Wan the dark theater, the fox theme, the star wars theme. i'm choked and on the verge of tears from just these things. i've been waiting for years for new star wars and here it is and this room filled with people who want it just as badly as i. and then, there they are, jedi the way we've always been told, fighting, flipping kick ass jedi. and there is obi-wan. and my first thought is 'who knew obi-wan was so hot?'

i didn't care about naboo, i didn't care about anakin, i certainly didn't care about the pod race. i lived and died for the moments with ob-wan and qui-gon and when qui-gon died in obi-wan's arms, when he reached up to touch his face, it was a punch to the gut. that single touch changed EVERYTHING about the movie because it was so clear that they loved each other and had been fucking or wanted to be fucking the whole time.

i love obi-wan because he is both awesome and tragic. he lives to see the downfall of everything he's ever known and loved. he lives in the desert for 18 years hoping against hope that the son will be better than the father, that it won't have all been for nothing. he is lovely and a little bit broken--just how i like him.

Madam's Organ it's funny because one of my clearest memories of that place is sitting on the roof, drinking whatever you guys had ordered for me because i was so unwise in the ways of drinking, huddled against the cold because it was almost too early for the roof to be open. i'd had maybe two drinks, so i was hot and a little bit drunk and i was spitting my drink through a straw at emily. and the time that i was waiting in line for the bathroom and this hot girl was going to show my the tattoo on her hip, but she was next and the woman behind us had no patience for slightly drunk girls who wouldn't keep the line moving.

Wait I already told you that? this? makes me feel the mad cow encroaching because i don't know what this is in reference to. help me out!

I'm sorry, the hair thing! Forever shall that be etched in my mind! my hair doesn't' take color well. i can dye it if i want, but it fades pretty quickly. and odd colors, pretty bright blues and greens? forget about it. if they last a day it's a shock. i was in high school and my hair has never been fun and since i couldn't dye it, i wanted to do something. shaving it off seemed like the thing to do. i didn't expect to love it as much as i did. it stayed about a quarter inch long for six years? and then i did it again a couple years ago. i don't keep it that short anymore, god, it's long enough to be pulled back in pony tail these days because what was cute at 18 is odd at 29. but i loved it.
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six days now till the last ep of who for the season and i thought this week's ep couldn't come soon enough. it feels so weird to be in this place, surrounded by information, the knowledge literally at my fingertips and i have no idea what's coming. i don't want to know, i've kept myself away from the spoilers because, well, with who i want to be surprised. because it can, consistently and as easily as it breaks my heart the show can surprise me and i don't want to ruin it for myself.

you never get that first viewing back, you never get that first read again. it doesn't mean that future viewing and reading aren't as good, but they aren't the same. there's something magic about being just as in the dark as the characters themselves, about being caught up in the story and in the worry. when you know how it's all going to fall down, you can pause and appreciate the beauty of the fall, but when you don't know it's coming--that's an impact that i wouldn't want to lose.

4x12 )

also, i got my prize meme gift from [livejournal.com profile] mustanginblue and it is made of happiness and sparkles and i couldn't be more thrilled.

those of you who haven't gotten yours yet, i haven't forgotten you, i'm just on the slower side of 'reasonable amount of time' :)
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lifted from [livejournal.com profile] halfacork because i think this one is quite lovely.

The first five people who reply to this post and re-post this challenge win a prize.

For your prize, I will send you a gift.

It might be something I've written, or something random from my collection of esoteric miscellany. It might be a rubber duck, or a toy, or a pretty picture, or a book I think you might enjoy. A useful object, a shiny object, something I made, a religious icon, or something else that is taking up room in my house.

Whatever it is, I promise I will get it to you in a reasonable amount of time. As in, before a time which would be unreasonable.
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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] sky_dark and [livejournal.com profile] mustanginblue

Once you have been tagged, you have to write a blog with 10 random things, facts, goals, or habits about yourself. At the end, choose 10 people AS MANY FREAKIN' PEOPLE AS I WANT to be tagged, listing their names & why you chose them. Don't forget to leave them a comment (you're it!) and to read your blog for instructions. You can't tag a person who has tagged you. Since you can't re-tag me, let me know when you've posted your blog so I can read the answers!

there's a joke to be made involving 10 things i hate about you but i can't quite get the bat off my shoulder )

also, if you're reading this and haven't already been tagged, consider yourself thus.
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tagged back by [livejournal.com profile] sarunotoki

okay, here's my thing, i'm relatively new to the whole anime fandom thing and there are some issues i have with it. namely the general portrayal of women. some of them are totally kick ass re:hawkeye, but for the most part i find them about as integral to the plot as furniture. the thing that surprised me about ouran was how much i loved all the characters, including haruhi. she's so long suffering with the club that i can't help but love her.

so, the journal iconzicons does a lot of silly icons about all kinds of topics and i snapped up a couple of the ones i really loved. robin hood is still one of my favorite disney movies--which is saying a lot because most of them make my head explode (don't even get me started on the little mermaid). i love the music and the animation and prince john is a pouty little bitch and that's why i love him.

i decided i needed an icon for when i chat about books and i couldn't find anything out there i like, so i stacked up my favs on my kitchen table and took about twenty shots until i had one i liked and could crop to a good icon.

one of the many, many reasons i love al so much is his love of kitties. it's just such a sweet character trait and this icon is too cute for words, i mean, come on can you look at it and not smile?

this last one was hard because i was supposed to pic my fav icon. it's difficult because i love them all for various reasons, many of them make me smile or make me happy or remind me of a fandom i love. this one i'll say is my favorite of the moment. it's not beautiful the way some of my other icons are, but it pretty much encapsulates exactly why nine is my doctor. he is sad. he's got this thin crust of manic cheerfulness that hides a well of heartbreak. don't get me wrong, i like ten, but nine is my boy, he's everything i want in the doctor, everything i love in a main character. because i like the broken ones.

round two

Mar. 29th, 2008 10:40 am
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tagged back by [livejournal.com profile] halfacork

what can i say? she's Lust and the text is funny. i generally don't have much uses for it, but it cracks me up every time i see it.
omg, do you even know? deadliest catch is starting soon and i can't contain myself from the excitement. there's something about watching people who are really good at what they do get totally exhausted and hurt with the ever present potential for serious injury that totally does it for me.
hughes! i love him so much. he's such a cool character who lives very firmly with all the other characters that met canon deaths. so, you know, he's got lots of company.
i decided i needed a general 'me bitching about the upcoming election' icon. it's a great quote, and it was a pretty good ep of west wing.
ha ha! it's the never ending story, but with swearing! do you even know how much i loved that movie when i was little? i think we made our parents rent it every weekend. i was such a book nerd why wouldn't i love the thought of a book being real?
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taken from [livejournal.com profile] sky_dark

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

i was very resistant to my love of west wing for about a season of the show. that i love the way aaron sorkin writes is no secret, but west wing was no sports night. it was preachy and issue driven instead of character driven. and then there was toby. who was a writer. who needed pie to write. who was grumpy and argumentative and made of such awesome i couldn't stand it. he's still my favorite character, he's still the one i want to watch the most and when i'm in a *sigh* kind of mood? it's toby i think of.

buddy cops, yo. buddy cops. i think it's possible if i could have no other genre on television, it might be buddy cops. and rayK and fraser? they are a duet. they work together so well and i love them so much, that icon makes me smile every single time i see it.

yeah. i can't help it. i've got canon, non anime/manga boykissing on a show that isn't on showtime. that it's in the who-verse is what makes it fantastic. that it's ianto, who is about the prettiest thing on tv right now, puts me right over the edge. canon boykissing.

this icon, for me, pretty much encapsulates every thing there is to roy. this is him. this is who he wants to be, this is how he acts and it's certainly when i love him best. he looks so happy and magnanimous in this icon i can't help but love him.

what can i say about simon? he's my boy. he's pretty and sweet and also a total bastard. he's co-dependent and whiny and the best cat i've ever, ever had. it's a lame icon, but he doesn't stay still for pics, so i do what i can because he's my boy.

meme time!

Mar. 13th, 2008 12:52 am
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Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don’t blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don’t blog about, but you’d like to hear about, and I’ll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on tv, favorite type of underwear, stories I'm working on, travel, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.
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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mimesere :)

Instructions: Open up your iTunes and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

How many songs total: 849
How many hours or days of music: 2.4 days
Most recently played: The Light—David Gray
Most played: Cry—James Blunt (I’m pretty sure I had this on repeat while I was writing something)
Most recently added: I Can’t Decide—Scissor Sisters

Sort by song title:
First Song: Acrobat—U2
Last Song: 6th Avenue Heartache—The Wallflowers (I don’t even remember adding this)

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Red Soup—America (The Last Unicorn Soundtrack) (0:33)
Longest Song: Say Hello Wave Goodbye—David Gray (9:03)

Sort by album:
First album: Achtung Baby—U2
Last album: 2000 Titan A.E. Soundtrack

First song that comes up on Shuffle: New Slang—The Shins

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death - 1
Life - 21
Love - 34
Hate - 2
You - 88
Sex - 0
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IF YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST(or even if you're not), I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine...You're on my list, so I want to know you better!


go on, give it a go )
nyagosstar: (royed yo)
This is making the rounds over in the due south fandom and I totally stole it. Cause that’s how I roll. Plus I can’t pass up a chance at a little navel gazing.

List of stories I've written in 2007:

Forbidden 1,203
Languish 1,000
Agonize 1,037
Unaccompanied Tour 9,971
Mistake 1,056
The Space Between 3,247
Activated Charcoal 19,847
Catscratches 987
Bloodstains 425
Hospital 1,482
Stabbed in the Back 841
Will to Live 633
Drunken Brawl 953
Heal 1,347
Papercut 715
Accept Defeat 621
Infection 2,606
Bandages 1,491
Black and Blue 1,185
Worth Dying For 2,426
"This hurts me more than it hurts you." 3,016
Whipped 633
Sadomasocism 1,274
“I fell down some stairs.”555
Die by your Hand 690
Take it Like a Man 2,467
The Roadster vs. Flame 3,062
Day to Day 3,899
Last One Standing 14,617

a fictional year in review )
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this is the meme i was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] halfacork days ago and i've been meaning to post this but work and tiredness and general crankiness at life have prevented me. so without further...

Comment on this post and I will...

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.
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i love how these kinds of things make the rounds.

yeah, have you met me?

loud, talkative, outgoing, very forgiving? have these people met any geminis? we hold grudges like you would not believe. oh, yeah, and we're crazy. it's the dual personality thing, you don't get to be totally spot on if you've got two of you kicking around.
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Comment on this post. I'll choose seven userpics from your profile and you'll reply here (or you know, your own journal, whichever), explaining what they mean and why you're using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along. Also, feel free to ask me about my icons

playing with [livejournal.com profile] halfacork and these are the seven she chose for me.

labyrinths rock! i love the idea of this ancient practice still in place, that you can find them all over the place--churches mostly, but also medical facilities. if you have one near you, you should go walk it, it's a very interesting experience.
okay, well, my fandom can draw, pretty well actually, but the actual characters in fma? not such great artists, unless you're talking about armstrong. everyone else sucks. also, this little doodle by roy cracks me up every time i see it in the ep. the epitome of roy's laziness.
mmmm, lust. she is made of cleavage and it's just a funny icon.
this is the cover to the guster album goldfly. i love them and really just wanted an icon for them.
omg, my love for david gray knows no bounds. i had to have an icon and this one was very, very pretty.
funny all around and i snagged it to show my support for [livejournal.com profile] sainnis's fandom.
who doesn't love the last unicorn? it's a great movie and an absolutely brilliant book and the never run part is one of my favorites. such, such love.
nyagosstar: (my fandom can't draw)
because i saw this one and thought it looked like fun. the only sad thing was that there are so many more fandoms that i've traveled through than ended up on this list.

Which fandom is...

The one who seduced you and fucked you over and broke your heart in a million pieces and laughed about it:
I think that would have to be angel. It had such great potential. It took characters that I had never really cared for and made me care. I still think that ‘thin dead line’ is one of the best hours of television I’ve ever seen. dear god how I loved wes and gunn, but it veered off into territory I couldn’t follow, that didn’t make sense. The closer we got to the end, the less and less I cared about what happened to any of them until I was just glad it was over. that did not prevent me from sobbing like a broken hearted child at the series finale.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets: This one is a split. Option one goes to the sentinel, it was a bad show with a good premise and a lot of potential that went nowhere, but to this day, show me a jim and blair icon and it brings a smile to my face. Just the other day I read a ts fic for the hell of it, and god, they were good characters that were used poorly. Option two is highlander because for as much as highlander tends to run towards the crap end of the spectrum, methos is the best character on the planet. He is the only character I have ever wished was mine and mine alone and he looks good in whatever fandom you drop him in.

The mysterious dark gothy one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3 a.m. at weird coffeehouses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized he really was fucking crazy: x-files, hands down. That was one fucked up fandom, yo. I remember the summer between freshman and sophomore year of college I did read through everything on the internets that I could stomach, which is a hell of a lot more than I can these days. I don’t revisit, I try not to think about it, but yeah, it ate hours and hours of my time.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to fuck again although you're relieved he doesn't actually live in town: star wars. It ate my life, for years. star wars is bad for me, but man I love it. It was everything, it was engaging and charming and tragic and all the things I love about good fiction, oh yeah, and the movies sucked so hard core that I started rewriting them in my head in the theaters.

The steady: at the moment? Fma. Songs make me think of them, other movies make me think of them, they sit in the back of my head and chat at me all the time and I don’t see them moving on any time soon.

The alluring strangers whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with: the professionals—I’d never even seen the damn show, ouran for some reason, very, very few people can get the fic right, and west wing because all I ever wanted was good sam/toby and no one would write it.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good buddies 'cause the friendship is there but the chemistry ain't: I want to be hip deep in the doctor who fandom, I really do, but I feel like the show gives me everything I need and I just can’t get the bat off my shoulder.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool guy except it's never really gone anywhere: I wanted to, but as yet, have nothing to show for criminal minds. Though the poltergeist the legacy crossover [livejournal.com profile] halfacork and I discussed in new york still intrigues me.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him and thinking, "him? how the hell did he land all these cool babes?": naruto, because for the love of god I can’t fucking understand. It’s not pretty and they’re all kids.

The one your friend has fallen for like a ton of bricks and whom she keeps babbling to you about on the phone for hours, and you'd be happy for her except you just know it's going to end badly: the legend of Zelda. I’ll read the fic she writes, because I like the way she writes, but well, there’s just nothing there. The fandom is small and filled with prudes and they don’t have any fun. Or, alternately, popslash, because while I will follow [livejournal.com profile] halfacork almost anywhere and she can get me to do almost anything, I could not follow.
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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] halfacork, which is cool because i'm always game for this kind of thing.

1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."

1. I mark my doorframe with heights of original characters so that, when I write them, I know how they look.

2. I’ll buy multiple copies of books that I love in different formats just to own them.

3. Even though I love scot westerfeld with an undying literary love, his adult science fiction always makes me think of tek jansen from the colbert report and I can’t read them.

4. I still buy toys for myself.

5. The average sitcom because they make me anxious. There’s something about the formula—someone screws up in a horrible and often embarrassing way and the next twenty minutes are spent fixing it—that makes me uneasy. I don’t like watching people embarrass themselves and often feel embarrassed for them. That’s why I’m a drama kind of girl.

6. Over and above all my other nerdiness, i am a space nerd. I am still a strong proponent of the space program and firmly believe that we should be doing our damnedest to go back into space to explore. Until i realized how much i was terrified of heights, i was sure i was going to be an astronaut. as a child, i was convinced that, by this point in my life, i would be living on a moon colony and i'm still disappointed not to be.

7. I’m fantastically good at remembering conversations and can recall what someone has said even years after the fact. I can also only half-listen to a conversation and when I’m called on it, can repeat what the other person was saying word for word. This is excellent for winning verbal arguments and looking like I have a more vested interest in what’s going on around me.
7a. Because I am a gemini and clearly we are all assholes and crazy people. sorry?

right, so here's the thing about the tagging of the seven other people, my flist is pretty small and if i take out the writing journals and the journals set up just to be response journals, seven people is about all i know. so i'm breaking the rule, because i'm a rebel, yo.

[livejournal.com profile] sainnis is required, but everyone else is free to take it if they want.
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the thing i love about the internets is that things are contagious. fandom communities in particular catch things from each other all the time. sometimes it's silliness, sometimes it's wank and sometimes it's porn.

like when i saw the bleach kink meme and thought, huh, i wish we did that for fma and lo and behold, we are!

go, read, write, rec, request because seriously, we can't be outdone by bleach, yo.

yay memes

Aug. 13th, 2007 01:27 pm
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i love these kind of memes. totally stolen from [livejournal.com profile] halfacork who got it from someone else. that's how these things work, right?

Name 6 fandoms without peeking at the questions behind the cut and then have fun:

can you tell i typed this up in word? look at all the capitals )


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